The School Newspaper of Lawrence Free State High School

‘Glee’king Out

Kyra Haas, Editor in Chief
November 27
Filed under News

On a Tuesday morning in September, senior Jake Landgrebe fumbles for his ID at the gates of Paramount Pictures Studios. After the guard buzzes him in and hands him a ticket, Landgrebe enters a lot currently filming shows such as “Real Husbands of Hollywood,” “Dr. Phil” and “Glee.” Cast... Read more »

School snack shop closed due to new policy

Ryan Liston and Trenna Soderling
October 30
Filed under News

With the shutters down and the door locked, a room which used to contain a plethora of snack items sits vacant near the Commons' south doors. According to marketing teacher Phil Roth...

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November Midterm Elections close on all fronts

November Midterm Elections close on all fronts

Kenneth Palmer and Libby Stanford, Copy Editor and Reporter
October 27
Filed under News, Top Stories

The Kansas midterm elections are approaching like a storm. This is atypical— considering Kansas is usually a safely Republican state—especially in the Senate contest in which a non-Republican has a real chance of winning a seat for the first time since 1932 when George McGill won a three-way race.... Read more »

Lawrence adopts national sex education standards

Fiona McAllister, Copy Editor
September 26
Filed under News

In the past, during the sex education unit, health teachers in the district lectured students on male and female anatomy, explaining how to prevent STDs and emphasizing the importance of abstinence in maintaining personal reproductive health. However, for current freshman taking Health 9, the reproductive... Read more »

Board of education addresses recent high school vandalism

Kenneth Palmer, Reporter
September 23
Filed under Briefs, News

On Monday, Sept. 22, the Lawrence Public Schools’ Board of Education commented on the racially-inspired vandalism that occurred as a result of the rivalry between Lawrence Free State High School and Lawrence High School in recent weeks. Board President Shannon Kimball brought the topic to the floor. “I... Read more »

#FSLHSUnite

Maria Carrasco, Print Managing Editor
September 18
Filed under News, Top Stories

During the early morning hours on Sept. 18, an anonymous group of Free State students vandalized the Lawrence High football field. The Budget, Lawrence High's newspaper, and the Free Press started the hashtag #FSLHSUnite for students at both schools to express their feelings about the event.

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Summer jobs made students money, friends and life skills

Summer jobs made students money, friends and life skills

Lauren Brittain and Hala Hamid
September 2
Filed under News

When she isn’t flipping chicken nuggets or taking orders at Wendy’s, junior Maame Britwuum tends to her least favorite part of work, cleaning the bathrooms. “You’ve never felt real pain until you have to clean the men’s bathroom after lunch rush with a bunch of construction workers,” Britwuum said...

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Jason Springer on his way to Health

Jason Springer on his way to Health

Evan Frook, Reporter
August 29
Filed under News

Preface: On Friday, May 2 at 10:40 p.m., history teacher Jason Springer suffered severe injuries in a bicycle accident at the corner of 8th St. and Monterey Way. No witnesses were at the scene, and when Fire-medical officials responded, they found him unresponsive. He was then life-flighted to the University... Read more »

David Stubbs lands job as audio engineer, makes mark in Encore

sarah lieberman, copy editor
May 23
Filed under Entertainment, Features, News

Since age 12, junior David Stubbs hasn’t stopped thinking about music. “I never stop working on it,” Stubbs said, “24 hours a day, 7 days a week.” Stubbs is an audio engineer who was recently approached about a job, jump starting a career in music. “I record professionally for like an... Read more »

Softball scoreboard raises questions about equal funding

kenneth palmer, reporter
May 16
Filed under News

A picture of the softball and baseball scoreboards side by side, one dilapidated and one brand new, respectively, appears on sophomore Elizabeth Patton’s Twitter feed. Moments later, controversy and accusations ensue.  “I tweeted it because I thought it was funny because [the scoreboards] are so different... Read more »

Teachers retire, Editor-in-Chief receives athletic scholarship

maria carrasco, print managing editor
May 8
Filed under Features, News

Teachers With caps lock on and size 48 font selected, facilitator Peggy Nelson types an email announcement for FYI Club. Afterward, she advises a National Honor Society (NHS) meeting and plans future volunteer work for interested students. And, while her schedule remains busy, she still squeezes in t... Read more »

Seniors, teacher and counselor talk finals and AP study tips

Seniors, teacher and counselor talk finals and AP study tips

ryan liston, co-online editor-in-chief
April 17
Filed under News, Top Stories

Surrounded by cracked textbooks and peanut-butter-covered-apple slices, senior Bridget Cary sits down at her computer. Powering off her phone, she gets ready to study for the upcoming tests. The dreaded week in May is when many students try to learn a semester’s worth of material in one night. To ... Read more »

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